“Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.” –Matthew 7:7

Seek and you will find – seems simple enough. If you can’t find something, go look for it, and you will find it. But it seems that the seeking shouldn’t end. Jesus didn’t say, “Seek *until* you find,” implying that the seeking ends once the thing sought is found. No, He said, “Seek and you *will* find.” It seems then than we are in a constant state of seeking.

On the one hand, this is nearly infuriating. Will the seeking never end?

On the other hand though, if it is Christ Whom you seek, why would you want to stop seeking? The minute you stop seeking, you will stop finding. Jesus promises that if you seek, you will find.

Interestingly, the condition of ‘seeking’ is placed on the goal of ‘finding.’ You can’t find without seeking; but if you do seek, you do find. Jesus doesn’t leave us seeking in vain; far from it. He gives us of Himself, to the extent that we seek Him. The more you seek Him, the more you find Him. And the more you find Him, the more you love Him. And the more you love Him, the more you want Him. And the more you want Him, the more you seek Him!

See what He did there?

“For everyone who asks, receives; and the one who seeks, finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened.” –Matthew 7:8


About Mary's Ghillie

Why Mary's? Because she is the best example of how to live a life worthy of Christ. Why Ghillie? It's an old Celtic word for servant. I'm Mary's Ghillie!

Posted on September 9, 2012, in Spirituality. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Deacon Shaun Black

    Dear Leah, Powerful post; keep up the good work! Perhaps we might also consider St. Therese of Lisieux’s “Little Way”. Seek Jesus and find Him in the beautiful “gentle breeze” that He sends to us every day in prayer. Grow in Jesus intimately in the Breaking of the Bread. Find Jesus in the Life of others. Find Him in the “Law of Freedom” (see Morning Prayer today James 2:12-13). Find Him as we serve others. He is omnipresent and the perfect communicator. -Deacon Shaun

  2. Then you seek Jesus in your soul, and you find Him there, but Jesus holds up a
    mirror. Behold, you are looking at yourself, and then realize why you need Him.
    Far, far too many times have I looked in that mirror. Still, I seek His Wisdom.

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